Surface: 587 041 km²
Capital: Antananarivo
Population: 22,005,222 inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Availability: exercise extra vigilance.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Madagascar. This avoids the wet summer period with the possibility of cyclones.


French and Malagasy (Malagasy language) are the official languages ​​in Madagascar

Travel documents

You must have a passport valid for at least six months upon arrival in Madagascar.
A visa is required. You can order these free of charge at the airport in Madagascar (30 days valid).

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch embassy in Tanzania (also Madagascar): .
Dutch consulate in Madagascar: .
Embassy of Madagascar in Belgium (also Netherlands): .
Consulate of Madagascar in Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit Madagascar is obliged to let you vaccinate against cholera.
In addition, there are one or several vaccinations are recommended.

In Madagascar there is malaria

Money and Money
Madagascar is paid with the Madagascische ariary (MGA).

Traffic and route

In Madagascar you must drive on the right side of the road.

Madagascar there is sometimes a different plug necessary.


Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Madagascar can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Madagascar available at Abyznewslinks .

Websites from Madagascar end in .mg.
Official website of Madagascar: .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Madagascar.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Madagascar.

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An overview of all the holidays in Madagascar available at .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Madagascar can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Madagascar can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Sources: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.